Mr. Speaker, chiefs from the first nation communities of Muskrat Dam, North Spirit, Poplar Hill, Keewaywin and Slate Falls, five communities in my riding, are travelling to Ottawa looking for help from the government. As we speak, the people of these isolated, remote communities are without emergency health care for as many as three out of seven days a week.
This is unacceptable. Access to health care is a basic right that all Canadians deserve. Will the minister meet with the chiefs to solve this blatant double standard in health care for first nations right across Canada?